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  1. @daverendall

  2. What makes us weird also makes us wonderful. What makes us weak also makes us strong.

  3. Deviance will always generate external pressures to conform. If you perform beyond the norms, the systems will adjust and try to make you normal. Robert Quinn, Deep Change

  4. AWAKENING • everything we’ve learned about weakness is wrong

  5. Excellence is a form of deviance. The way to achieve and maintain excellence is to deviate from the norm. You become excellent because you are doing things that normal people do not want to do. Robert Quinn, Deep Change

  6. What makes us weird also makes us wonderful. What makes us weak also makes us strong.

  7. Eleventh biggest US city • Third fastest growing US city • Best city for jobs • Best city for growing businesses • #3 travel hotspot in 2014

  8. Top ten best places to retire • Second greenest city in the world • Most bike-friendly city in the US • Second most liked city in the US

  9. New Freak Capital of the US • Top ten places to reinvent your life • Top ten most beautiful places in the US • Top 25 best places for business & careers

  10. What makes places weird also makes them wonderful.

  11. AWARENESS • weaknesses are clues to our strengths

  12. Canada – Maple Syrup & Asteroid Impacts Australia – Deadly Animals & Melanoma China – CO2 Emissions & Renewable Energy Greenland – Personal Space Russia – Raspberries and Nuclear Warheads Netherlands – Tall People New Zealand – Sheep & Rugby USA – Lawnmower Deaths & Nobel Laureates

  13. We are led to truth by our weaknesses as well as our strengths. PARKER PALMER, Let Your Life Speak

  14. ACCEPTANCE • weaknesses are strengths in disguise

  15. Easy Going . . . . Irresponsible Adventurous . . . . Dangerous Spontaneous . . . . Impulsive

  16. Structured . . . . Inflexible Responsible . . . . Controlling Cautious . . . . Fearful

  17. strength AND weakness

  18. Strong people always have strong weaknesses too. Where there are peaks, there are valleys. Peter Drucker

  19. Hurricanes Tornadoes Floods Mudslides Blizzards Avalanches Drought Monsoons Dust Storms Wildfires

  20. APPRECIATION • we succeed because of our weaknesses • not in spite of them

  21. Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending. George Eliot

  22. Strangely, I think my dyslexia has helped. Richard Branson

  23. AMPLIFICATION • exaggerate weaknesses • instead of eliminating them

  24. There is no great genius • without a touch of madness. • Seneca

  25. If you can’t fix it, feature it. Gerald Weinberg, Secrets of Consulting

  26. how could you AMPLIFYyour weaknesses?

  27. ALIGNMENT • don’t try to fit in • find the right fit

  28. how could you FIND THE RIGHT FIT?

  29. AVOIDANCE • to be the best (at some things) • we have to be the worst (at other things)

  30. what should you STOP DOING?

  31. AFFILIATION • partner with people • who are strong • where you are weak

  32. who is STRONG where you are WEAK?

  33. What makes places weird also makes them wonderful. What makes places weak also makes them strong.

  34. - The best place to live in Canada (2013) • 5thbest place to live in the world • World’s cleanest city • 9th of the top 10 travel hotspots in 2014 • Extremely low unemployment (Alberta) • 10th best Canadian city for zombie apocalypse

  35. 8th best place to live in Canada • St. Albert is the best place to live in Canada • - One of Canada’s sunniest cities • Largest living history museum in Canada • Biggest mall in North America • 3rd best Canadian city for zombie apocalypse

  36. 16th worst traffic in North America (Calgary) • 23rd worst traffic in North America (Edmonton) • Higher than average violent crime (Edmonton) • Labor shortages (Alberta) • Dependence on oil & gas (Alberta)

  37. Peaceful . . . . Boring Lively . . . . Chaotic Open . . . . Sprawl Dense . . . . Crowded Historic . . . . Outdated Cutting-Edge . . . . Unproven

  38. Because of its inclination . . . • the tower has been • the object of very special attention.

  39. It is important to keep the current tilt, due to the vital role that this element played in promoting the tourism industry of Pisa.

  40. Dav!d Rendall drendall.com